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05.01.12

Cultural Development Corporation Changes Name to CulturalDC and Launches New Identity

WASHINGTON, DC – CulturalDC, the non-profit arts organization responsible for spearheading creative placemaking in the DC region and presenting emerging contemporary art announced its new name today – CulturalDC.

The new name and logo are accompanied by a new identity and the launch of a new website at culturaldc.org The new look unifies and strengthens the brand while bringing the organization’s venues Flashpoint and Source firmly under the umbrella of CulturalDC.

Board President Anita Ayerbe explains the rationale for the redesign, “We wanted to create a bold and recognizable mark for CulturalDC that reflects the energy and excitement we have for the work we do. The new brand better positions the organization within the ever growing arts landscape in the DC region.” John Brown, CulturalDC’s Marketing and Communications Committee Chair said, “While we’re thrilled about our new name and logo, we’re even more excited about increasing the visibility for our dynamic core programs and building a broader audience for emerging contemporary art.”

The logo and design were created by the award-winning Design Army – one of Washington’s top design firms.

About CulturalDC

CulturalDC creates opportunities for artists and arts organizations that stimulate economic development and improve the quality of life.

We make space for art. From working with developers on affordable housing for artists to offering key services to emerging arts organizations and expanding audiences for arts programming, CulturalDC grows DC’s arts industry and creative business infrastructure. Explore our website for more information on our past accomplishments.

CulturalDC is generously supported by The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, The Kresge Foundation, the MARPAT Foundation, the Eugene & Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Prince Charitable Trusts, The Share Fund of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region and many other generous partners.

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